nourishment

[ nur-ish-muh nt, nuhr- ]
/ ˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr- /

noun

something that nourishes; food, nutriment, or sustenance.
the act of nourishing.
the state of being nourished.
a process, system, method, etc., of providing or administering nourishment: a treatise on the nourishment of international trade.

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Origin of nourishment

1375–1425; late Middle English norysshement < Middle French norissement. See nourish, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM nourishment

non·nour·ish·ment, nouno·ver·nour·ish·ment, nounre·nour·ish·ment, nounself-nour·ish·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for self-nourishment

  • It must have some source of self-nourishment, for it can derive little from the sand whereon it rests.

    If I May|A. A. Milne

British Dictionary definitions for self-nourishment

nourishment
/ (ˈnʌrɪʃmənt) /

noun

the act or state of nourishing
a substance that nourishes; food; nutriment
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Medical definitions for self-nourishment

nourishment
[ nûrĭsh-mənt ]

n.

Something that nourishes; food.
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